Having made his feature film debut in Animal House, Riegert has been seen opposite Burt Lancaster
in Local Hero, Coldblooded with Josh Charles
, The Mask, and as the romantic lead in Crossing Delancey. Riegert also co-starred in Chilly Scenes of Winter, A Man in Love, Passed Away, Utz, Oscar, Object of Beauty, A Shock to the System, La Grande Carnival, and in Matthew Broderick
's writing and directing debut, Infinity.
On television, he appeared in numerous films including HBO's Barbarians at the Gate, for which he received an Emmy nomination; the CBS telefilm version of Gypsy, opposite Bette Midler; Middle Ages; Ellis Island; and Concealed Enemies, in which he portrayed Richard Nixon. Also a very familiar face on the New York stage, Riegert's credits there include The Nerd, The Birthday Party, Censored Scenes from Hong Kong, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Isn't it Romantic? and Dance With Me. Riegert was also a member of War Babies, one of New York's highly regarded improvisational theatre companies.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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